The Seychelles government, through Seychelles Cable Systems Co Ltd (SCS), signed a memorandum of understanding on September 5, 2018 with Huawei International, Huawei Marine Networks and PEACE Cable International Networks. The collaboration agreement focuses on Seychelles’ connection to a second subsea fiber optic system, the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE). The commitment that was made on the sidelines of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Sino-African Cooperation Forum (FOCAC), materializes the desire of Seychelles to diversify, but especially to strengthen their data capabilities. (…)